Caring for Creation
World Environment Day this year is celebrated on June 5. This year's theme, "Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care." highlights the reality that the Earth’s ecosystems are nearing critical tipping points of depletion or irreversible change, pushed by high population growth and economic development.
The Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC), a coalition of religious leaders from various faiths, has written to the Prime Minister and to Members of Parliament on both sides of politics, calling for Australia to increase its target for reducing carbon emissions, reports the Archdiocese of Melbourne's Media and Communications Office.
The Global Catholic Climate Movement offers a collection of church teachings on ecology by previous Popes and other Catholic voices for reading and reflection prior to the publication of the papal encyclical on June/July 2015.
Catholic Earthcare's page on the upcoming papal ecological encyclical offers a layman's understanding of this much anticipated document, providing news updates and links surrounding its publication.
The Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences have jointly published a new document, "Climate Change and the Common Good" which sets out a statement of the problem and the need for transformative solutions.
Would you like to be able to animate meaningful action in your community to address climate change, but there are various hurdles and blocks? ARRCC is offering a Sydney workshop on 16 May 2015 to have you feeling more empowered and effective.
Good Samaritan Sister Liz Wiemers reflects on the new cosmology through a series of photographs she captured during a recent sabbatical in Ireland and Germany, aiming for “sacred seeing” - to see beneath the surface and see the ever-changing face of God.